Tuesday, February 2, 2010

haiku for charlie

Rain Today by Michael Lasky
Rain Today by Michael Lasky

Dark rain
Playing on the mossy step --
Invisible paws

© MLM "Lydia" 

My heart ached after reading the latest post at Don't Feed the Pixies, and this came from the tears.



Don't Feed The Pixies said...

With all my heart

thank you, so, so, so much xx

for this and your comments and sharing

littlebird said...

regarding your comments on my post:

amazing, what a beautiful post. two things: my dad used to make me cinnamon toast before school: first with butter, a little later no butter just cinnamon, then one piece of bread not two, later no bread at all just coffee, and finally no toast no coffee no me when i left the house at 17. Now it's two pieces/butter/cinnamon/cafe au lait.

sometimes we grow down instead of up.

second thing: have you read Jeanette Winterson's The Passion? I have a feelng you would love it as much as I do... cards and card playing is a big part of the protagonist's life.

so good to hear from you, Lydia. as always.

Ryhen | Mind Power said...

Oh, so the haiku was for the little kitty. I was somehow looking for the paws in the picture. eheh. There's definitely something wrong with my circuitry today.

francessa said...

A sad post and a sad occasion, but a beautiful haiku.

Indigo said...

I'm still wiping away tears after reading Charlie's story. Beautiful haiku and tribute to such a noble animal. (Hugs)Indigo

Darlene said...

After reading your poignant poem I followed the link to 'Don't Feed the Pixies' and read her sad story about Charlie. I had a dog named Charlie and I mourn him still.

Our pets live on in our memories long after they are gone. I guess that's their immortality.

Lydia said...

Pixies- I'm touched if it helped in the slightest manner. Thoughts heading your way...

littlebird- Sounds like a charming breakfast to me. :) So interesting that the similarity I noted went beyond the artwork, right into childhood memories.
Not only have I not read that book, I have not heard of it before. I'm making note of it, as it sounds intriguing and I'd trust your taste in lit any day. Thanks!

Ryhen- O, I don't think there's anything wrong with your circuitry today or any day! But what's the opposite of that anyway....totally wired? !

francessa- Thank you, and it sure was good hearing from you dear friend. :)

Indigo- Charlie's story certainly made me cry too. I think that in sharing Pixie's grief I was able to grieve more for one that I lost...and other pets too. They are never to be forgotten, so important are they in our lives. Hugs back.

Darlene- See my comment above to Indigo, as it applies to your Charlie also. Do you think there's the slightest chance that we get to see them again after death? I know none of us knows, but that is my hope.



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